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in the west from capitol hill, it's wednesday, december 12th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." chaos as a gunman opens fire. we'll talk to the head of the players association of the bounty in the nfl. your eye opener your world in 90 seconds. dl there's one person saying there's a man with a rifle near the food court and he's still shooting people. >> terror in oregon after a shopping mall shooting spree. >> the shooter killed two people, wounded a third before taking his own life. >> and i heard this guy yelled "get on the ground get on the ground!" i got up and i just started running. >> there are people bailing out like crazy from everywhere. >> the mall is supposed to be a place that we can all take our families. these things aren't supposed to happen. outrage after north korea launched a long range market. >> the dictatorship claims the launch of a satellite was the
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only reason. >>. >> king jong-un is in my opinion number un. a massive glass line explosion rocked west virginia. >> this sounded like the end of the world. paul tagliabue has overturned the suspensions for the four saints players in the bounty scandal. the rock 'n' roll hall of fame 2013 inductees, highlights are public enemy, rush and randy newman. all that -- >> car woman wozniacki did an impression of serena wil kramz. you can make as much fun as you want but she's still going to beat your [ bleep ]. >> hell yeah we worked for a half hour on it. you're starting to piss me off. >> all of that matters. >> the world trade center's spire has arrived. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the number one thing i mick jagger have learned after 50 years of rock 'n' roll.
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>> start out playing rock 'n' roll so you can have sex and doing drugs but you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock you 'n' roll and have sex!ioning funde welcome to "cbs this morning." mo we are in washington in the hearing room of the house ways & of means committee. that committee writes all of our tax laws so this is the room w where any deal on the fiscal cliff would be born or die. we have we have new information on those negotiations in just a moment.. >> that's right, it's incredible it's incre to be here in this room. we're going to talk more about mor this a little later in the show. >> surrounded by all the photographs of all the powerful house & ways means chairmen.and we want to get to some of first. the news first.g with violent ski on the other side ofn the the country, thousands of of the holiday shoppers had to ask thor yesterday as a man wearing camouflage opened fire at a mall hundreds o just outside portland oregon. police say he killed two people and wounded another, then shot another, himself to death.
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john blackstone is at clackamass town center. john good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie and good morning to our viewers in the west. the christmas spirit quickly left this mall yesterday. one eyewitness said the gunman was wearing a hockey mask and bulletproof mask and calmly fire on announced he was the shooter before he began firing into the as crowds achristmas music plays. >> there's one person saying there's a man with a rifle near the food court and he's still shooti shooting people. >> we are here on foot and there are people bailing out like crazy from everywhere. >> reporter: for shoppers at poor this suburban portland mall it truly was a nightmare before christmas, one captured on this cell phone video. >> there are five to seven tured this gunshots and there was a little ere pause the initial five to seven shots and another four to seven nother shots. >> it was scary. was
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it was shocking experience.experience. >> today there was about 10,000 people at the mall so there was a huge amount of people running in different direction ss and it f was chaos for a lot of citizens. all >> reporter: when it was all ple were over two people were dead one wo wounded and rushed to the an hospital and the shooter yet to be identified adult male ended his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot. >> we believe at this point nflicted there was one and only one point shooter involved, and that that shooter is deceased. >> reporter: shocked mall and t employees saw the whole thing play out in front of their eyes fro and even the mall's santa had to and even duck and cover. san >> but then when i heard about duck and 18 more shots, i decided that it more s was a semiautomatic and hit the floor. >> reporter: almost 100 local, state and federal officers >> reporte swarmed the mall within minutes, but it took hours to evacuate terrified shoppers still inside. >> i heard many people locked in place, place, many people ran, those
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are the appropriate things to do in these circumstances. >> clearing the mall is a major task, covers 1.4 million square feet and 185 stores. it will remain closed today while police continue their investigation. norah, charlie? cont >> john blackstone thank you. senior correspondent john miller former fbi deputy r has director has been talking with with h his sources. good morning. what do we know about the suspect and motives? >> we don't know much about the it suspect and it's not clear ar whether he is unidentified is because they're working that because th lead or because they haven't le been able to identify him, but identif we were not able to get a name. get as for the motive you know t what we're relying on is the relying o profile with these types of offenders. most of them are injustice collectors, people who catalogue every sleight, every offense to for an irrational level and they
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strike out to draw attention.mall >> why this mall?e do we know why he targeted this ifically? mall specifically? no. >> no, and authorities don't know that either. either i talked to people who were on the scene last night, and they say you know this came out and f a half where. they said it's pretty miraculous because they said he fired and i'm quoting now, "countless rounds."ou he had a jam in his weapon he reloaded but given the number of rounds he fired, he hit a fairlye hit small number of people so this le s could have been much worse, but n much wo i think what we get from the mall is that he chose the mall because because it was a crowded place, wded he chose the food court because food court it was an open area. this is what the profilers call hunting behavior. you you pick an area where there's not an open field of fire not many places to run and you go for what maximum lethality and with the amount of ammunition he brought and that ar-15 weapon that certainly seems to be what he was looking for. >> john miller thank you. people have been dancing in
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the streets of north korea's ca capital after this morning's this successful launch of a a long-range rocket but the white house calls it a highly house provocative act that threatens regional security.act that david martin is at the pentagon. good morning.t the >> good morning, charlie. good the north koreans say this was a peaceful launch of a weather satellite into orbit, but the pe u.s. says it was a cover for testing a long range ballistic was missile that could someday be capable of delivering a nuclear weapon across the pacific ocean. defying united nations resolutions the isolated north korean regime successfully fired a long range rocket last night delivering an object into orbit. seen here from north korea's rocket launch control room is the first up close view of the be rocket's descent.t climb in pyongyang sirens blaired the d the news and citizens danced in ation. celebration. say this man says the launch has hock
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wave sent a shock wave to the whole world and he's right.ght. ballistic missiles and the a rockets utilized to launch satellites possess similar bodies engines and technology so this launch is a step toward d the the regime's goal of developing the ability to deliver a nuclear payload at intercontinental ranges. national spokeman called it a highly provocative act that threatens regional security.d a in april north koreans attempted the roc a similar launch but the rocket broke apart shortly after liftoff. north korea appeared to be app having technical difficulties t with this rocket as well and and they launched it sooner than u.s. officials expected. the north american air defense command confirms that the north ko koreans succeeded in launching an object into outer space but says it will take a day to determine whether it achieves successful earth orbit.bit.
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>> david martin thank you for that information. now we get back to the reason k to the we're here in washington. the white house and republicans are offering new proposals to avoid the fiscal cliff but there is still no deal. right? sounds like deja vu. we have 20 days left to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >> reporter: good morning. there's never been more activity than we've seen in the last 24 hours but activity does not necessarily mean the country's averti any closer to averting the fiscal cliff. president obama telephoned house speaker john boehner tuesday afternoon.rnoo sources describe the exchange as tense. at issue a new republican budget budg proposal, one that came after mr. obama sent an offer to mr. boehner tuesday. before boehner took to the house floor to criticize the president. >> the longer the white house ze slow walks this process the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: mr. obama's new proposal lowered his request for tax revenue from $1.6 trillion
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in ten years to $1.4 trillion.trillion on tuesday the white house threw corporate tax reform into the mix, adding it to the already agreed upon push next year for reform of individual tax rates.dismisse boehner's described it as unrealistic and said the tax revenue was "a red herring." the top senate democrat doubted a fiscal cliff deal would be l cli wrapped in time for christmas. >> i think it's going to be extremely difficult to get it done before christmas. >> reporter: speaker boehner is meeting at this hour with house republicans. despite all the gloom the president said he remains confident a fiscal cliff deal will get done. charlie and norah? >> major garrett thank you. nancy pelosi leads the democratseads in the house of representatives. we're pleased to have her with this m us.good good morning. >> good morning. >> where are these negotiations? when they were bargaining over the grand bargain you gave the the president and your caucus did cus d room to go in there and negotiate.
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he has that i assume, again, sosume he can put spending cuts and cuts and entitlement cuts on the table.he presi >> the president knows our views, sha views, shares our values. we respect his leadership and there's a recognition that he he may need our votes.e's n >> but there's no red line for you and the democrats in the use. house. you want the president to make a deal and deal and lay out what he can do.do. >> that is true. t however, we want what happens toe of the be fair and to work.e and one of the things we object to is raising the medicare age. red >> it's not a red line for you?g that >> it's something that says don't go there because it doesn't produce money. what others, what do we need?here? reneed resources, we need cuts and we need growth. the high tax cuts for the wealthy increase the deficit and do not produce jobs. raising the minimum wage excuse me raising the retirement age its
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does not get you that much o money. so you're doing a bad thing whenn it it comes to seniors and you're not achieving your goal so ur go we're saying does it work is it fair or is it just a trophy that the republicans want to take home, whether or not it achieves contributes to -- reducing the deficit and creating jobs. >> leader pelosi, i know there's been a lot of talk about increased revenues on the ut republican side but there's also reven a burden on the democrats, whiche's is what entitlement cuts are you willing to make? you wrote an op-ed, you said no way on raising the medicare eligibility age. what are you willing to offer inigibilit terms of entitlement cuts to get this deal done? >> well first of all, we >> first already have made entitlement enti cuts. republicans criticized them buts criticiz in the affordable care act, we have over $700 billion in saving savings for medicare which we e plowed right back into medicare med to extend its life and to to increase benefits now.
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the president in his initiative in his budget to be specific has over $400 billion additional revenue, but entitlement changes. over $1 trillion over $1 trillion in reforms in medicare just as a downpayment so we've so we' already did that in addition to addition $1.6 trillion in cuts which we've already voted on. w so we're almost 2.6, $2.7 trillion 234 cutsin cuts and spending $2 and entitlements. as a downpayment we need to see paym the revenue. >> as a journalist i look at this and don't see speaker boehner and the republicans making concessions on revenues and i also look at this and see the democrats as not making concessions on entitlement cuts. yes there are some that the president has offered but in d. terms of larger spending cuts he spendin has the same spending cuts on ame the table from 2011.n the
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why can't he move on the e spending cuts to move this forward?to >> because if you go beyond $1.6 trillion in spending cuts n pretty soon you have a blueprint for second-rate nation.t for you have to reduce the deficit it for sure. >> if you go over the fiscal g cliff you have a recipe for second-class nation, too. >> but you can't go there. you can't go there. yo let me say because i think it's very clear it needs to be clear that we're talking about two go there. stage, the speaker suggested two stages. let's do something significant let' now, and then in the next stage we can address further ss furth entitlement review reform as as well as reform of the tax code.o all you can't do all of that in a do two-week, three-week period but you can do a downpayment, o september the stage and go to the next stage because we care about s more about saving the entitl entitlement than the republicans. do so we do want to reform rm them. >> just quickly, do you agree if
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we don't have a deal this week if it won't get done until after until christmas? >> i'm more optimistic than re that. i do think that mr. boehner is a is well-ventioned person, he knows what the risk is this snt bea us.us. this is about the american people. people watching your show drinking their coffee wondering how t how they're going to pay their bill and how does this affect ect them, how they pay their bills, h how they reach retirement how they send their kids to school ids to and the rest of that. this has, is relevant to their lives and that is why we cannot be frivolous about it.done. whatever it is, get it done and do make corrections or expansions on it next year. they can pay the bills, the >> lea holiday bills next year. >> leader pelosi thank you for joining us. we really appreciate it. it. >> my pleasure. thank you.thank >> as both sides keep talking hing
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i one thing is clear, most of the voters really want congress to cong reach a deal before the deadli deadline. a new new gallup poll shows americans think by a 2:1 margin that going over the fiscal cliff will hurt their own personal finances. that includes 75% of republicans and and 58% of democrats.s. so there's a large number of hose p people in those poll numbers. you can see there, including republicans think that this will negativ negatively impact our personal finances. the question is whether er politicians are looking at that.e so with us now is chief h washington correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer.washin bob, good morning. >> good morning. >> so do you see any profiles >> g and courage in terms of both a sides coming together to get this thing done?done >> not yet. not just yet.ust well i was just listening to miss pelosi. >> former speaker. >> seems to me what she was saying is if the republicans will agree to increase the tax rates,
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rates they will think about reducing making some sort of cuts in medicare later. maybe i'm wrong when i heard her me say that. sounded to me she said we've already done the cuts. >> they're all saying the same ll say thing, i'll do this if you do he that. if do you that i'll do this.o how do you break through that? >> well i think number one, whatwell is important is not what is saidot in public, but what they're public saying to one another behind the scenes. what has to happen it seems to me they have to make some sort sc of an agreement in private, and then come out together and and announce it. i think this continuing to come we'll out and say we'll do this if go you'll go ahead and do that first, i don't think they'll ever get there that way. i mean maybe i'm just a cockeyed optimist. i i think neither side will be stupid enough to let us go over this fiscal cliff, and all that
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entails, even though in the entail immediate days to come it's not d going to be a catastrophe, but oing this is an awful thing if they let this happen and you know it means that everybody's taxes know are going to go up.e going t nothing will be solved and the perception of it around the world is the dangerous part because what it says is we can't says get our fiscal house in order. in >> speaker boehner accuses the accuses th president of slow walking this -walking t process, because he's not not putting forward new spending cuts.ndin but in some ways doesn't the president hold most of the cards because going over the fiscal fisca cliff, everybody's taxes would go up. do you think that
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the weather looking cloudy appear wet and wet around the bay area. it's going to taper off throughout the day but it's going to stay chilly. in fact, temperatures in the 50s for a high today well below average the things settling down, cold tonight, dry tomorrow, maybe more rain though throughout the weekend.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headline now. a newborn baby is in the intensive care unit this morning in san francisco. the mother tried to get help at a family shelter in the bayview overnight. but she was refused. the mother then handed the baby to a man who flagged down the police. the mother and child are now in the hospital. four women, one man, all
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arrested for the murder of a man found bound and gagged on a san francisco street over the weekend. police say the suspects and two victims had some sort of relationship but they are not disclosing any of the details. got your traffic and weather and the rainy weather forecast coming up right after the break.
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good morning. it's a winter wonderland up in the sierra, chain requirements are in effect on 80, 50 and 88 this morning. closer to home we have rain and high tides. northbound 101 at highway 1 off- ramp is going to be shut down in morning from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> scattered showers around the bay area a chance we could see a couple of snowflakes across some of our higher peaks. looking toward the san jose area, still some scattered light showers outside right now. some pockets of moderate amounts of rainfall moving in
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along the peninsula but you can see just some widely scattered showers at a time. i think that will be the way it's going to play out throughout the morning and then by the afternoon we dry out but all that cold air from the gulf of alaska is going to move in overhead. highs only in the 50s outside. chance of more rain on the way especially sunday.
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maybe it won't be so brad. i mean the phrase right to work is such an uplifting message. what could it possibly do? i mean the law probably strengthens unions. >> reporter: it will make it illegal for unions and employers to mandate that employees be a part or pay any part of the union. >> it's a right to work around the union for the corporations. it's one of those things that are actually named for the
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opposite of the thing they do such as strip bars call themselves gentlemen's clubs or the tv networks dedicated to making us stupider is called the learning channel. >> that's pretty good. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we're here from the house ways and means hearing room on capitol hill and we're covering lots of news including the new orleans saints have had a season of turmoil. the nfl team was accused nine months ago of paying reward money for causing injuries on the field. >> yesterday the suspension of four players being accused of that bounty former commissioner paul tagliabue to make the final ruling. for many the decision was
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surprising. tagliabue essentially overruled commissioner goodell and dropped the suspensions of four current and former new orleans players. it was welcome news. >> are we happy? >> reporter: the nfl alleges that starting in 2009 under defensive coordinator greg williams the saints rain a pay-for-pain program which rewarded players for intentionally hurting opposing players. in the nfc championship game between the saints and vikings in 2010 minnesota quarterback brett favre was allegedly a specific target. in march of 2012 new orleans linebacker jon vilma was suspended for the entire season. his teammate defensive end will smith received a lesser punishment as did scott fujita now with the browns and anthony hargrove now a free agent. jut this past sunday hargrove spoke with james brown on cbs
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sports, "the nfl today" and denied the bounty program ever existed. >> there was never any payments offered at all for injuring an opponent. >> never payment or discussions talking about injured opponents or anybody. >> reporter: tagliabue came to a different conclusion stating that the bounty program was very real but he tomb the blame off the players and put it squarely on the nfl coaches. and as roger goodell told charlie rose on "cbs this morning," the league has a responsibility to make sure it never happens again. >> we have to enforce our rules and make sure when we see lie lagss of our rules, particularly with regard to bounty it can be
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definitely. jon vilma plans to continue his defamation lawsuit against roger goodell. >> demoreris smith joins us. >> he did not believe there was any evidence supporting the suspension of the players. i'm disappointed in the national football league and in the way they conducted an investigation because i now know having read and seen all of the testimony that there was certainly no evidence that the bounties exhibited. and frankly i was a prosecutor in this city for ten years. i understand how to do investigations. and the investigation that the league did was sloppy the investigation that they did was
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more outcome-focused than frankly process-focused. >> but tagliabue also said the system was at fault. >> well, i think what paul indicated in the transcript having seen all of the evidence is that there was no basis to punish the players. and think that -- >> but -- >> and i think that as soon as the transcript is released and everybody can read the testimony under oath think it's important for all americans to see what greg williams said when he said that there was no bounty. >> but doesn't this -- by tagliabue, doesn't this undermine roger good elise authority. >> well, at times when you make the wrong decision perhaps your authority should be undermined. >> are you saying in your judgment there was no bounty at all on the part of the new orleans saints? none at all? >> having seen nearly 50,000 pages of evidence and nearly 20 hours of testimony, i know that there was no bounty put on
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players by saints players. >> there was no payment for taking somebody out of the game. >> absolutely not. absolutely not. >> so what should the commissioner of the nfl do now? >> well first and foremost they should say they're sorry because they've maligned the character of good players, and if they certainly believe that they are right, the one thing that roger goodell could do is simply release the transcripts and we'll all know the truth. >> should they apologize to the coach of the saints who's not able to participate this season? >> should the league? >> yes. >> well, i think that the league has the obligation to search for the truth, and i believe that the truth is there were no bounties put on other players. >> but what does the league do other than apologizing? they have said -- tagliabue said let's lift the suspension on the players, but he did not say that
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with respect to the coach. >> there's a difference between where the players were and the coaches are. >> what's the difference? >> the difference is the players have a union. >> ah. >> and at a time when eunions are under attack this is what unions do. we fight. and when we believe our players are wrongly treated, we will fight for their fairness and fight for fundamental fairness. today we're going to be filing another lawsuit against the national football league and against some member teams because those teams are making our players sign waivers of liability before they get medical treatment and before they get some shots, and i believe that ahmed cal professional making a player sign a waiver before you provide that player with medical treatment is not only something that is wrong ethically, but at a time when the league professes to care about player health and safety do you think that's consistent with player health and safety? >> very interesting.
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demaurice smith, thank you for being here. and we now go to london and new tee days of the death of a nurse. charlie d'agata is outside king henry vii hospital in london. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the preliminary autopsy report into the death of jacintha saldanha will be made public tomorrow. in the meantime british reports are reporting that she was found hanged in her nursing accommodations here near the hospital on friday morning. she was cut down by the people who discovered her but by the time the police and paramedics had arrived, she had been dead for some tine. she reportedly left behind a suicide note. the alarm was raised by her family from their family home outside of london who tried and failed to contact her that morning. the family has traveled to london to meet with british politicians and officials really
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in search of answers themselves. we remember that jacintha saldanha was the nurse put through a prank phone call to other nurses on the ward here at the hospital where catherine, the duchess of cambridge was being treated. the australian radio station behind that prank has pledged at least half a million dollars in a memorial fund in her name. again, the core nor's report opens tomorrow. it may provide more details into jacintha's death more details about the note and really some explanation for why she chose the actions that she did. >> charlie d'agata in new york thank you. this morning, a vital piece is on its way to the top of america's tallest building. we'll take you there next on "cbs this morning."
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piece is take its place this morning in new yor before the spire takes its place in the sky, it made its long journey to new york by sea. it floated across new york harbor tuesday toward its final destination. nine of the 18 pieces that will eventually make up the 408-foot spire. the massive steel part some weighing nearly 70 tons were too heavy to be driven in from canada where they were constructed. so instead they made the 1,
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500-mile trek along the atlantic seaboard into lower manhattan. the heavy lifting went well into the night with the crew using a large crane to remove each of the pieces from the barge of a flatbed truck. the spire will be locked into place. steven plate, the man heading up the construction project, calls the whole task a tremendous technical challenge. >> this project truly is -- has really redefined construction, i think, throughout the world at all level, whether it be construction whether it be design whether it be logistics. keep in mooind we're building a city within a city. >> reporter: the building sits atop sacred ground for americans, the site of the worst terrorist attack in history. the new 16-acre site is well on its way to completion. the tower at one world trade center became the tallest building in new york back in
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good morning. getting busy especially on eastbound 0 80 on the eastshore freeway. a motorcycle accident approaching university, westbound commute jamming up almost 40 minutes from westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. also very heavy traffic now on northbound 880 from the coliseum to downtown. that's a check of traffic. lawrence, looks like the sun is coming out a little bit. >> getting behind this cold front a bit now. still some scattered showers around the bay area, our mount vaca cam you see the clouds parting a bit but a lot of cold
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air left behind. high-def doppler radar still pick up raindrops. you can see scattered showers especially toward the south bay. we are seeing some rain making its way toward san jose. pockets of some moderate amounts of rainfall. by the afternoon, the rain will have ended. highs only in the 50s. a better chance of more rain into sunday.
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good morning, everyone. it is 8:00 a.m. and welcome back to "cbs this morning" on capitol hill where there is still no deal on the fiscal cliff. author bob woodward will tell us what the president needs to say and do to come to a compromise. and music fans have been counting down to 121212.
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removed. the eye opener at 8:00 is brought to you by the aarp. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. from the hearing room from the house ways and means committee here in washington. police outside a mall in oregon say they don't know why a gunman opened fire on a mall of holiday shoppers. >> he killed two people yesterday and seriously wounded
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but the christmas spirit quickly disappeared yesterday. john blackstone cbs news clackamas, oregon. here president obama and house speaker john boehner are talking again with 20 days to go until the fiscal cliff.
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major garrett is at the white house watching all the negotiations. major, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, norah, charlie, and gayle. lots of activity and where there's activity there's hope but not a lot of progress. speaker boehner and president obama talked by tell phone. i'm told the phone call did not go particularly well and they remain divided. they're going to allow business to go on until december 28th. the president remains confident a deal will get done. on monday the president gave republican as new offer, trimming his request for ten years of income tax revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion. he told republicans yesterday he's willing to put tax reform into the mix of negotiations. the republicans said the president is still asking for way too much in tax revenue and they always thought corporate tax reform would be part of the larger way. it's hard to come to a deal when one side officers concessions
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and the other side says the concessions are merely distractions and diversions, but that's where we are. >> major garrett, thank you. body woobdward, associate editor of "the washington post." what do you think is going on inside that they're not talking about? >> i think they knee they really have to fix this. if they don't fix it it could be a catastrophe not just because of what happens at the end of the year, but two months after that they have to go back and get from the congress about $2 trillion more. >> they know that so what are they doing? >> they know that so they've got to make a deal. and the problem here is everyone's got their doctrine. i mean let's not talk about numbers because the numbers are flying around. somebody looking at this chokes and says 1. this and 1.that.
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the thing is they don't want to have any tax increases on the upper end and obama has just got his feet in cement on that and it looks like he may win that because it's not that much money, but they're going to have to do some sort of reform on the big spending issues. and that's where the -- that's where the money is. >> your paper this morning has a story suggesting that the republicans in the house are not as demanding as they have been because the speaker has said to them you think you're going to get a plumb assignment? not necessarily. >> he has too. he has to lead his group. he's got the problem of the civil war in the republican party. there's a civil war in the democratic party. you have nancy pelosi on saying oh we're not going to change the el imability age for
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medicare and down at the white house they very much want to do that. >> and you heard leader pelosi say, well we've done a lot of entitlement cuts. nothing new in terms of the entitlement cuts. i guess, bob, the thing that strikes me as a journalist i don't see how this gets done there's something so intrans yent unless there's something going on between the two of them. >> it's a necessity. they realize it's going to dump on everyone. people are sick out in the public saying you know why can't they work together. the numbers in a sense don't matter that much. just fix this and put the country on the trajectory. >> we're dealing bob, with grown people very smart people who know there's so much at stake, and you knowing all the players involved why do you think it's so difficult?
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>> because, again, a doctrine. everyone has their fixed view. >> does somebody have to blink first? >> everyone's got to blink. everyone's going to have to do something against doctrine and that's what they don't want to do because obama ran on in part oh, we're going to get more money from the upper bracket, which probably makes sense, and the business community by and large, i think, has acquiesced to this. >> all right. i agree. when you watch all those negotiateors and all the business people going to the white house and making their points clear. there's also this need on the part of this administration to regroup for a new four years. where is that and who are the key players that may be switching? >> well, the key player is obama. and this is -- i keep saying we're in the obama era. we're not in the john boehner era. we're not in whoever's going to be secretary of state or secretary of defense.
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and he's got to set the table in a way that not only works but communicates to the world there is a coherent leadership here that can get things done and how it exactly gets done i don't think makes that much difference. it's just got to be done. and if we run off the cliff, i mean i hate this term but the repercussions --
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primatene mist used to be america's top asthma medicine. now 1 million are gathering dust in a california warehouse. we'll tell you why and how that could change on capitol hill. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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♪ ♪ remember that song? that's donna summer of course. she was the queen of disco and next spring she'll be in the
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rock and roll hall of fame. summer, who you may remember died in may. she's one of the big names on the list of new unduct tears. the other members are rush heart, randy new man, public enemy and albert king. producers lou adler and quincy jones will also be inducted as well. that's good news. welcome back to "cbs this morning." that's fun, huh? love hearing donna summer in the morning. now to this story, the popular asthma inhaler primatene mist may be going back on store shelves. medical experts don't want to see that. they say an ingredient may cause heart problems. we'll take a look at the pros and cons next on "cbs this morning." even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male
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frew millions of asthma suffers an inhaler is one of the ways to control the symptoms. for most of americans the choice was primatene mist. this morning congress is deciding if it should be sold again. chip reid joins us and has this story. good morning. >> good morning. it's great to be with you. what a room you have here. prime teat mist was appealing to many asthma suffers because it
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didn't require a primgs but today's move to return it to store shelves is met with opposition from the medical community saying primatene mist isn't the best way to treat asthma. >> have you talked to the fda? >> reporter: later today members of the house are expecting to vote on whether to give primatene mist back to consumers. at the start of 2012 the popular over-the-counter inhaler was pulled from store shelves which contained chlorofluorocarbons. the united states pledged to faze out all by 2030 but they were unable to create an environmentally friendly version of primatene mist before the fda imposed deadlines. that has left those who suffer without a treatment for their
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symptoms. >> the tiny amount that are dispersed in treatment of an asthma attack is absolutely miniscule and it really makes no sense to have it made available. >> reporter: now they're hoping congress will allow it to be returned to stores across the nation. the company says it will donate the profits to charity. the possible return of prime team mist has also drawn opposition from the medical community. in a letter the president of the american college offalergy asthma and immune knollgy wrote. >> it's very short acting has lots of side effects. rather than going backward to something that really isn't good we should go forward and try to encourage people to get the best possible care that they can. >> there are reportedly up to a million primatene mist inhalers being stored in a warehouse in california that the manufacturer
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is hoping to distribute. if the bill passeses the yiernry is the expiration on those products is august 2013. so even if they make it back to stores, they can only be used for a few months. >> why is this so controversial? >> number one, it allows one company to empty their inventory basically. they say they're giving the excess to charity but it allows them to keep market share. >> in the meantime what do people do? >> they're going to want that primatene mist and they're going to want the fda to move quick throw approve a new one. >> how can congress work on this when they can't get the fiscal cliff done? >> it's on the suspension collar which means they need a two-thirds vote in the house. they think they'll get it and the senate has to pass it. >> all right. chip reid, great to see you. >> great to see you. the ticket to see congress in action is one of the few tickets you can't buy on stubhub. we'll ask the president about the new challenges to stubhub's
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's 8:25. time for some news headlines. murder suspect antolin garcia- torres goes back to court this morning and it has nothing to do with the sierra lamar case. the 21-year-old is accused of three attempted carjacks in morgan hill in 2009. a newborn baby is recovering now in intensive care in san francisco. the mother tried to get help at a family shelter overnight.
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but she wasn't allowed in. the mother then handed the baby to a man who flagged down police. officers are trying to figure out what led to the mother and child to be in the street at 2 a.m. bay area crab fishermen are sailing now thanks to a new deal. they went on strike after brokers wanted to pay them less than $3 a pound. dungeness should be back in stores tomorrow or friday at the latest. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fa wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible.
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good morning. let's go towards the san mateo bridge. it's slow again on westbound 92. it's slow all morning. we had an earlier accident involving a big rig that lost its load. that was before 7:00 this morning. so things improved and now it's going to jam up again past the pay gates. elsewhere out towards the eastshore freeway. we have been watching a couple of different accidents in berkeley. everything is cleared now to the right-hand shoulder. but it's going to be an extra heavy ride now on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. also backed up as well up the nimitz through oakland. there's a live look. that's a check of traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> starting to see a little sunshine around parts of the bay area. we are still seeing some raindrops outside. check it out. on the lens there in san jose, the rain continuing to fall. if you are heading out on the roads, be careful, slick start this morning. but we are going to manage to squeeze in some sunshine by the afternoon.
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you see widely scattered showers. pockets of moderate amounts of rain in san jose. once it sweeps by it should quiet down this afternoon but will be cool. highs only in the 50s. next couple of days we is thele things down, slight chance of showers near the coast on friday. more rain sunday into monday.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming to you live and in color from the house ways and means committee hearing room on capitol hill. it's a gorgeous place. and tonight one of the m victims of superstorm sandy has some of the top names in music.
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as jeff glor reports, the cause hits home for many of them. >> i've never seen anything remotely close to what hurricane sandy was. >> reporter: sandy was a worth-case scenario storm. millions lost power, thousands lost homes, and over 130 people lost their lives. new jersey new york and connecticut were the hardest hit. they're also home to some of the biggest names in music. >> i was here during the storm. it was scary. >> to witness my city and the tri-state area really going through something where nobody could control it. >> this was just complete and entire buildings washed away into the sea. >> reporter: 121212, the concert for sandy relief at madison square garden is being called one of the biggest music events of all time. >> we called bruce springsteen and paul mccartney and they said yes immediately.
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>> reporter: the last time producers managed to bring this many big names together, it was after 9/11. ♪ i've seen the lights go out on broadway ♪ >> reporter: 121212 has already raise third degree $2 million in sponsorship before a single note has been played. >> rolling stone, who, kanye west alicia keys eric clapton, and other surprise guests. it's the greatest concert of all time. >> reporter: 121212 will be broadcast to an estimated 200 million homes in 190 countries worldwide via tv and radio streaming. >> i don't think there's ever been a time when this much truly iconic talent has been in one place at one time. >> reporter: bruce springsteen and the e street band will open the concert. it's expected to continue
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through midnight. >> it's not just alicia keys and kanye west but those who invented the forum. >> reporter: in 2000 george harrison played and a benefit concert was born. >> at the time of disaster the musicians and artists in this world become the first responders financially. they're the first ones to say i can play a million dollars to play at madison square garden, i can give a day of my time and impact millions of lives. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm jeff glor. >> and there is some controversial over the tickets for tonight's concert. they're going for a thousand, even tens of thousands of dollars on the resale market. stubhub is promising to give all of its profits to charity. chris tsakalakis the president of stubhub, is here. address that controversy. is all of the money going to the
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relief efforts? >> all of the will go to the robin hood relief fund. >> there's a letter that was sent saying can you please block these people the scalpers from profiting. can you do that? >> no we can't. it's perfectly legal to resell tickets in the state of new york and most states in the united states. but what we knew is that people were going to resell these tickets whether or not stubhub was going to allow the resale. what we decided to do is a week before the tickets went on saille is we would donate or commissions to the robin hood relief fund. if you look on craigslist there's over 270 tickets for sale and no one's giving theirs to the relief fund.
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we are. if we know they're clicking through and going to the robin hood relief fund site to donate. let me turn to baseball. you have renewed the secondary market deal with major league baseball. >> that's right. >> but the l.a. dodgers and new york yankees are not part of it? >> actually the los angeles angels. >> right. >> i'm sure the dodgers will forgive you. >> right. >> but the angels and yankees and cubs will not be part -- will not opt into the deal at least the first part of the year. >> what's the issue? >> the issue, we think, is about price. these teams are very sensitive to market prices for tickets to see their games, and they don't like it when tickets on stubhub have prices lower than their face value. they feel like they're being undercut. at least that's what we receive in the press. >> do they have a point? >> there are times tickets sell below face value, yes. that's true of any sport.
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it's not just stubhub. we don't set the price, the market does. and the team december side how to set their price that i think gayle has used stubhub. i don't know what it is. tell me what it is you do. >> i'm hurt. charlie, i'm hurt. >> hold the pause. this doesn't mean you don't have to buy tickets, charlie. >> i am a sports fan. >> so stubhub is the world's largest online ticket place. it's the biggest place where sellers and buyers come together. >> you bring tickets. >> yes. >> and after negotiation they decide what the price is. >> seller set the price. that they decide what price they want to buy. they look at the map, pick where they want to sit. >> i think of it like an ebay for ticket selling. >> exactly. and actually ebay is our corporate parent. ebay bought stubhub in 2007. >> can i ask you about mobile? getting my boarding pass on
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iphone, is that the next step for you? >> absolutely. it's not the next step. it's the current step. we started creating mobile apps in 2010. it's approaching a percentage of our total sales and we integrated with apple's passbook applications. >> i saw that. >> yeah. you can get both. actually more than 75% of the tickets sold on stubhub are delivering electronically. >> and the v.i.p. tickets charlie gets those can be -- >> not always. it's up to the players. >> he knows people. >> you know gayle? he is a player. he's a player. >> i think that's how you got this venue, right? >> i'm thinking it's spelled p-l-a-y-a. thank you for coming. it's a tough subject for veterans and their families. we'll meet a retired s.e.a.l. and his wife who
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the new congress is likely to take a closer look at the growing issue forthe military. the number of troops who are committing suicide. many of those deaths are connected to another problem for returning troops a breakdown in the intimacy between veterans and their partners. they have one military's couple's very personal story. >> quite frankly, when you get off the battlefield and you come home, you want to have sex and you want to have a lot of it. >> mark waddell had the physical desire of any man returning from war, but for this elite and accomplished navy s.e.a.l. the battlefield had upended his emotional bonds at home. >> i felt much more comfortable in a combat zone than i did being back with my family and the united states. >> married for more than 20
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years to his high school sweetheart, they knew it had come to a breaking point. on the surface, their family of five looked picture-perfect. >> do you remember when you first saw one another? >> we were at summer camp in prescott, arizona, and he had on red swim trunks and i thought, i need to meet this guy. >> i had seen her well in advance, so well before the red trunks. >> mark worked his way up to operations director for all east coast s.e.a.l. teams. there were years of covert missions. he lost dozens of teammates and came home with multiple injuries trauma that slowly chipped way at the heart of his marriage. >> what were the symptoms of that, mark? >> very short-fused, temper, very short fuse. i had no tolerance for anything seemingly insubordinate or meaningless meaningless. >> it was chaotic and
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unpredictable. >> it took years for them to understand he was suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. both can impact intimacy. >> once you understand what's going on with your spouse and you become a caregiver to different degrees, sex isn't great with someone that you're responsible for. it seems incestuous. >> the reality of it is when you come back, a lot of times because of some of the medications, some of the psychological effects, some of the physiological lingerings from the battlefield can be created. >> this is the elephant in the room. >> marilyn lash councils the wives of wounded troop, many with brain injuries and intimacy troubles. >> demanding sex constantly
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repeatedly during the day. some of this is connected to what we call frontal lobe injury. the other pattern that we see is a loss of interest in sex and intimacy, and that's often tied into not only a loss of libido but also depression. >> reporter: long-term effects can reach beyond just sex. statistics show that half of all troops who committed suicide had a failed intimate relationship. >> i didn't want to admit anything because i saw the bodies coming back. we were burying s.e.a.l.s, we were -- we had wounded and injured s.e.a.l.s, and i thought comparatively the injuries that i had sustained, i had no reason to complain or to raise my hand and say there's something wrong here. >> mark and mar shell eventually sought counseling. eight years later, they're still together, but it's a work in progress. >> when you look at each other, what do you see? do you see that little boy in prescott with the red swim trunks? >> sometimes. that's what gives me hope.
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>> yeah. >> i don't see that person very often. i see that sadness that's just below the surface. >> i think that whatever that was in that past relationship has found a new beginning, and we've taken that which was salvageable, and it's kind of getting to date a new girl again. >> that's a nice way to end it. lee woodruff joins us now at the table. firstly, bravo to them to speak about something that's so personal and speaking so candidly about it. how are they doing? >> they are really an incredible couple. and she emailed me the other day. they're taking it day to day. she said we're looking for parts in ourselves, the old self in ourselves. each day is a new journey to find those people in ous. >> you're bringing an important issue to light. it's painful for people to watch and tell the story, but isn't it
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at the heart of what's going on with so many veterans and why there's the issue with suicide and other issues? >> it is. and it's the part of the war that no one wants to talk about, the intimacy part. we were talking earlier about empathy. i've heard from so many wives he can't empathize with me. that inty mai that inty maintimacy is needed. you can see why suicide is on the rise. >> thank you for sharing that story with us. thank you. the room we're in has seen many important moments. we'll talk with the ways and mean committee chairman and look at the history of this powerful panel. that's next on "cbs this morn
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gee we've been coming to you this morning from the house ways and means committee room on capitol hill. you may not have heard of this room or this committee but you should know they deal with the primary functions of any government, taxes. and if these walls could talk you'd hear stories about some of the best known figures in american history. >> here before me stand ss. >> in the new movie "lincoln," tommy lee jones plays an abolitionist who served as chairman of the was and means committee during the civil war. stevens is joined by eight presidents who served on the power ways and means committee before as well as former presidents and vice presidents. in the 19th century the ways and mean chairsman was the second
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most powerful person in the house after the speaker. >> the role of congress, one of the primary roles is to raise revenue and to expend that money on revenue program asnd this is the committee that has a cree role in that process. >> wilbur mills plate a key role in implements jon's great society program in the 1960s and was so influential a colleague told "the new york times" i never vote against god, motherhood or wilbur mills. the committee room was built in 1933 and was designed to build the importance of men who worked in it with eagles and wreaths and coloms. >> we have accounts of this room being very crowded and people coming in and just trying to find a seat anywhere. >> the committee has also seen
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its share of scandal. wilbur mills was pulled ore for drunk driving in 1974 and his companion, a stripper named fannie fox jumped out of the car and waded into the tidal basin. >> welcome. >> good morning. >> thank you for allowing us to come into this magnificent place. >> welcome. glad you're here. >> we want to talk about the fiscal cliff and where we are in terms of who is going to offer what to break this "you first" dialogue that's taken place in the white house. how should they get past that? >> well i think the real issue is about middle-class jobs and that's why we think it's real important we have fundamental tax reform as part of this because it's really about getting our economy going. >> being from michigan that's a big concern. >> as you know the democrats say they're looking after the middle class, you know and
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because you won't raise taxes on the wealthy, kbrout at risk the taxes or reduction for the middle class. >> well, we're still really i think, coming out of the recession. wi haven't seen the kind of growth we need to see. and if you raise taxes. we've had a number of independent analysts look at that and say if do you that, it's going to affect middle-class jobs. >> so we know that the speaker and president are drafting way to get out of this fiscal cliff but it will ultimately exclusively include tax reform in the future. are you already drafting legislation? >> we haven't drafted yet, but we're very close. we've had about 20 hearings in the last two years. we're ready to go. and obviously having a framework where there's revenue raised for tax reform is a way to go because then you get the kind of growth and job reform we need. >> so when the president says corporate tax rate, is that encouraging? >> i think you need to do corporate and vilk. corporate isn't really as much
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of the economy as it used to be. it's still important. we need to do that. obviously individuals are important so we can get the kind of growth we need so we really need to do both. so it really is interesting. we need to do that as well. >> are you sick of evening blaminging everybody else. i blame you, you blame me and nothing else ever gets done? >> i mean obviously there's a path foorkd here and the path forward is to bring some revenue forward with a tax reform. >> everybody says that but do you believe a democrat can have a great idea as we sit in this beautiful, your office so to speak? can a democrat have a good idea? from a republican and advicevice versa versa? >> absolutely. >> where is it? where is it? >> will it me just say, this is the fifth president i've served with, and in any divided government, when presidents want an agreement, they can get an agreement. and so it really is going to be important -- >> but people also say when a speaker wants an agreement, they can get an agreement. they're also saying according to
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"the washington post"," the speaer has more room to maneuver than he might have had two years ago when they were trying to do a grand bargain because some of the grand members know they have to deal that i think we're all interested in the good of the country, and i think that's the most. i think he's glad with -- >> with respect to being in your room, we have to say
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. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 headlines. san francisco supervisors are getting serious about [ indiscernible ] the board passed legislation creating stricter per met systems for metal buyers and sellers. it gives them power to revoke
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permits for those doing illegal deals. lafayette leaders agreed to a $600,000 contract with c.c. meyers to fix a sinkhole. heavy rains overwhelmed the area's drainage system causing the hole on mountain view drive. those affected by last month's mud slide in daly city can start filing for damage claims today. city officials say it will cost almost a million dollars to restore the hillside that slid into the streets below. the price tag will also include fixing the broken water pipe that led to the mud slide. the money is coming from already collected water bills. and now here's lawrence with the forecast. >> cold showers to start off the day around the bay area but the storm system begins to break up somewhat now. still, we have some widely scattered showers. those clouds broken over the bay at the time. but we'll still see cold air in the bay area throughout the afternoon so temperatures will stay well below average. high-def doppler radar showing you some scattered showers outside right now. that should be settling down though this morning. by the afternoon, we dry things out but only highs in the 50s. next couple of days not too
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bad. slight chance of showers on friday. better chance of rain for everyone come sunday. we're going to check out your "timesaver traffic" coming up next.
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it's only backed up toward the end of the parking lot just towards that first overcrossing you see in the distance. elsewhere, northbound 880 approaching ripple road, we have an accident there blocking lanes. and it is slow going this morning both directions between hayward and union city all the way actually towards oakland. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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